L. Scott Caldwell is an American actress best known for her recurring role as Rose Henderson on the television drama series Lost, from 2004-2010.
She is also known for her recurring role as Margaret Shakur on the teen drama television series The Secret Life of the American Teenager, from 2008-2013.
Caldwell, who attended Loyola University Chicago, has an extensive background in feature films, television and theatre.
She has had recurring roles on Judging Amy, City of Angels, Queens Supreme and ER, and has guest-starred in JAG, Chicago Hope, and Promised Land.
Caldwell appeared on Lost in a recurring capacity. She had extensive screentime in the series' pilot but was one of two actors who did not become regulars on the show.
According to the Season 2 DVD featurettes, her husband was going through health problems during the shooting of the first season; this likely factored into her absence during this time. Her husband's story inspired her character's flashbacks in her focus episode, S.O.S..
Her additional television credits include appearances on The Practice, The Division, Any Day Now, Cold Case, Murder One, The Pretender, Grace Under Fire, Melrose Place, Lois and Clark, ER, Nip/Tuck, L.A. Law, The Cosby Show, and Ghost Whisperer.
Her film credits include Mystery Alaska, Waiting to Exhale, The Net, The Fugitive, Dutch and Without a Trace.
On Broadway, Caldwell won a 1988 Tony Award for her role in Joe Turner's Come & Gone. Her other Broadway credits include Proposals, A Month of Sundays and Home.
She has also appeared off Broadway in About Heaven & Earth, Colored People's Time, Old Phantoms, A Season to Unravel and The Imprisonment of Obatala.